The tea party made historic gains in Tuesday’s midterm elections and if one Minnesota Republican has her way, the movement may be in line for a high ranking leadership position.
A report at Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment website indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will enter the race for Republican Conference Chairman, the fourth most powerful position in the House.
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) announced Wednesday that he was stepping down from the position.
“Now that we have restored a Republican majority to the House of Representatives and I have fulfilled my commitment to the Republican conference, my family and I have begun to look to the future,” Pence wrote in a statement.
The GOP Conference Chair is responsible for managing private meetings to elect floor leaders and handles distribution of committee assignments.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), who is close to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and the GOP establishment, has also indicated that he wants to run for the position.
“If Bachmann decides to run, it could mean the first ‘Establishment versus Tea Party’ battle within the GOP Leadership,” NBC’s Luke Russert noted.
“In that battle, it is now unclear who would prevail because it is not known who the newly elected House Republicans would support.”
Alex Jones attacks Sandy Hook families’ lawyer as a ‘little white Jewboy’ in latest unhinged outburst
Alex Jones is dealing with ongoing legal battles with families of victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Jones is being accused of sending child pornography to the families and leading an ongoing attack on the families using his InfoWars network. However, his legal defense seems to hinge on attacking the plaintiffs' attorney, AboveTheLaw reported Thursday.
It was the child pornography that prompted Jones to lose his mind over attorney Chris Mattei. During the discovery phase of the trial, Mattei found the images and contacted the FBI, which he is required to do by law. But it sent Jones into an outright ragegasm in a video that was shown in court.
Accused child molester Roy Moore set to re-launch Senate campaign against Democrat: Report
Accused child molester and twice-removed State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is set to re-launch his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, currently held by Democrat Doug Jones. Moore lost to Jones in a special election to fill the Alabama seat held for decades by now-fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Moore, a right wing religious extremist, was publicly asked to not run again by President Donald Trump, and mocked by Jones over the past month as rumors grew of his interest in trying to win the seat again.
The mind-blowing connection between a former Pence security advisor and an admitted Russian agent
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has had much to say this week about Republicans and the vetting process. And having chastised the GOP over domestic violence allegations involving former Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Maddow turned her attention to Vice President Mike Pence and another “vetting disaster” on Wednesday night — taking him to task for failing to vet his former national security advisor, Andrea L. Thompson (now serving as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs).